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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2009, 02:57:01 pm »
http://danzarrella.com/designing-for-contagiousness.html

relevant. this guy researches how memes become viral, and does it using statistics and numbers he gets from analyzing (amongst other things) huge amounts of twitter-data, what gets retweeted etc.
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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #76 on: October 05, 2009, 03:17:40 pm »
This is some excellent info. I've definitely got plans* to put this all to good use**...

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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2009, 04:10:52 pm »
Another really good post by this Dan Zarella guy:

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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2009, 11:34:51 pm »
zip, both of those articles are  :memnoch:



and that's good

in particular, I think the first one suggests we should turn the default forum skin to MEATSCAPES

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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2009, 05:19:54 pm »
Second one indicates that probably most of our good memebombs aren't contagious -- we might benefit from having better capsids (so that people will pass them along before they 'get' them). It seems to indicate that stuff will generally be spread between two groups who are in agreement in a memeplex, and since memebombs break memeplexes they won't be catchy with their intended audience.

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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #80 on: November 25, 2009, 01:48:11 pm »
that is a fascinating idea enki.
maybe a memebomb that is very infectuous when not understood in a certain way and memeplex breaking when understood in that way.
that way it will propagate untill everyone receiving it gets 'it'
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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #81 on: November 25, 2009, 09:06:40 pm »
"Some say the Apple marked 'Kallisti' was made of Gold. Some say it was made of Acapulco Gold."

There's an example direct from the Principia.
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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2009, 01:55:10 am »
The best I could do in terms of trying to adapt the memebomb idea to something that will memebomb and *still* be catchy is subversive limericks. I haven't come up with any yet, for the record.

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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #83 on: July 27, 2012, 03:12:49 pm »
My personal checklist for making the anatomy of a meme is

- Stupidity/Obscurity

- Catchy Name

- Abundant retards with Reddit

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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #84 on: July 29, 2012, 07:56:37 pm »
My personal checklist for making the anatomy of a meme is

- Stupidity/Obscurity

- Catchy Name

- Abundant retards with Reddit

Not all memes are image macros.

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Re: Anatomy of a Meme
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2012, 08:21:28 pm »
The idiot is banned. But quite right. Zombie apocalypse is a meme for example.
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